Skin-nontumor / Clinical dermatology
Other dermatoses
Weber-Christian disease

Author: Mowafak Hamodat, M.D., MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 July 2016, last major update August 2011

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Weber-Christian disease

Cite this page: Weber-Christian disease. website. Accessed October 21st, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Also called relapsing febrile nodular panniculitis
  • Recurring tender erythematous subcutaneous nodules of legs and trunk, usually in women, with malaise and fever
  • Some cases are associated with other disorders
  • No known risk factors
  • Females 30 - 60 years of age, although can occur in both sexes, in all ages, and rarely in infants
Micro Description
  • Lobular acute and subacute inflammation of subcutis with fat cell necrosis; later fibrosis and macrophages
Differential Diagnosis
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